Future Friday: Does Our Future Have an Invisible Touch?
What would superpower would you pick if you could have any ability imaginable? Flight? Super strength? How about invisibility? Well according a report published in the New Journal of Physics, “Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin have developed a thin material called a ‘mantle cloak.’ If an object is wrapped in it, it …Read more
Future Friday: Has the U.S. Navy Built Science Fiction’s Favorite Weapon?
They’ve existed in our collective geek dreams since the dawn of science fiction. Handheld weapons, much like pistols, Tasers or Super Soakers that have the ability to quash our foes in a barrage of highly focused light beams, leaving behind only a singed carcass and smoke. It’s been said that Archimedes used mirrors to concentrate …Read more
Future Friday: Why Aren’t Hologram TVs Here Yet?!
People have been dreaming about it since Princess Leia pleaded for Obi-Wan Kenobi’s help, “You’re my only hope.” The hologram is a part of science-fiction history that may be a lot closer to reality than you’d think! Dr. Roel Vertegaal of Queen’s University’s School of Computing in Kingston, Ontario, is on the cutting edge of …Read more